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Hermano Roberto's Simple Salsa

Paul Kelly

"This is a simple salsa recipe I learned from my brother-in-law who worked at an authentic Mexican restaurant. Boiling the jalapeno peppers is the magic to the recipe. This is great with tortilla chips, tacos, or other Mexican recipes."
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35 m servings 19 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings (4 cups)


  • Calories:
  • 19 kcal
  • < 1%
  • Fat:
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 4.4g
  • 1%
  • Protein:
  • 0.9 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 254 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. Bring a saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil; add jalapeno peppers. Reduce heat to medium and boil peppers for 15 minutes; drain. When cool enough to handle, remove stems of peppers.
  2. Place jalapeno peppers, tomatoes, garlic salt, cumin, black pepper, white pepper, and cilantro in a blender. Blend to your desired texture, 30 seconds to 1 minute.

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I've long suspected the key to the awesome salsa at my favorite authentic Mexican restaurants was canned tomatoes, so I was excited to try this. I made it twice: the first time, I followed it e...

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I've long suspected the key to the awesome salsa at my favorite authentic Mexican restaurants was canned tomatoes, so I was excited to try this. I made it twice: the first time, I followed it e...

So simple yet so delicious! It has a nice amount of heat, without popping your eyes out. The only tweak I made was to add a bit of salt since I used garlic powder instead of garlic salt. I use...

This is fabulous salsa. I do not care for pepper black or white and I do not like hot foods, ironically I loved this. I was so tempting to reduce spices or use some fresh garlic. Don't change th...

I really enjoy this salsa but I sometimes add a bit of cayenne pepper and other things for a little spice. I added some chipotle powder for a little heat, but the flavor and texture is great. Th...

I can't believe more people haven't tried this. It is fantastic! I used fresh garlic and salt insted of garlic salt, and also added some chopped onion. Will surely be making this again!!

I make this salsa often. It definitely reminds me of restaurant salsa and I love it! I can't always seem to get a consistent spiciness. Sometimes I've used 3 jalapeños and it's overwhelming the...

This was amazing! I thought I had white pepper and when I realized I didn't, figured I'd just double-up the black. Well, I put in 1 tsp instead of 1/2 tsp...and that little mistake turned out ...

I was looking for something quick, simple and delicious and this is it! It's very similar to one from a chain restaurant we go to. I would never have guessed that canned tomatoes would make such...

WOW! I finally found a salsa recipe that tastes like going to the restaurant! I did not use canned tomatoes, I boiled fresh tomatoes with the jalapeño and peeled them. I added maybe a teasp...